• Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Catholic Charities’ Assistance for Immigrants and Refugees and Rocket Scientist Turned Nun

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the current immigration issues in the US and also he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of Catholic Charities of New York’s Immigration and Refugee Services which serves the immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and the Hudson Valley. During a week when the current Administration has announced impending immigration enforcement actions as well as new efforts to drastically limit asylum claims at the United States’ southern border, Mario talks about some of what he has been hearing and seeing regarding immigration enforcement in communities…

  • JustLove,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

    On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes. Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Rachel shares a bit about her work at Common Earth Gardens which is dedicated to improving the lives of refugee families in the Louisville community through participation in agricultural opportunities in local community gardens and farms there. Ray Lopez is the Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Traveling to Tucson Arizona to Assisting Migrants & Discussing Military Chaplains on Memorial Day 2019

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks to those who have experienced the influx of migrants at our southern border and also honors Memorial Day. Sister Norma Pimentel is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV). Sister Norma talks to us about the services that CCRGV offers to refugees coming into the southern border and how we can all help. Blanca Ramirez is the Director of Social Services and Community Education of Mercy Center – an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Blanca shares her experiences after traveling down to Tucson, Arizona in late April to volunteer…

  • Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    Highlighting Local Volunteers Work with Refugees & UN’s 73 General Assembly Opens

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees and the important work of the United Nations in peacekeeping.  Kathie O’Callaghan is the President and Founder of Hearts and Homes for Refugees – a grassroots non-profit organization located in Westchester County, New York, dedicated to welcoming, protecting and advocating for refugees in the local community and abroad. Kathie joins Msgr. Sullivan in studio to discuss the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees, how she and other volunteer members welcomed a Syrian refugee family of six to their community back in 2017, and how they have sustained the involvement of very…

  • JustLove

    The United States’ New Embassy in Jerusalem and Catholic Charities Hawaii

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about the US moving the embassy to Jerusalem and also the volcanic eruption in Hawaii. Lena Alhusseini, Executive Director of Lifeworks of Sonoma County  in California and whose career has been focused on child welfare and international aid and development both here in the United States and in the Middle East, talks to Monsignor Sullivan about her reaction to the Trump Administration’s moving of the United States Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem earlier this month, and the protests and violence that ensued after that move was made. Terry Walsh, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Hawaii, shares with…

  • JustLove,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    CatholicCare and Creating Opportunities for Refugees

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guest whose work focuses on refugees. Hear Wissam Kahi, Co-Founder and COO of Eat Offbeat, a food service that delivers ethnic meals prepared by resettled refugees. And also listen to Joe Caddy, CEO of CatholicCare Sydney talk about disadvantaged refugee communities in Melbourne, Australia.  

  • Commentary

    Pope Francis Inspiring a Movement to Address Inequality – “Count Me In”

    Thanks that Pope Francis continues to give voice and draw attention to the unacceptable reality of inequality in the world – most recently in an address prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos. Catholic Charities deals with this reality each day – neighbors unfed and under-fed; families dangerously housed or without housing; children neglected and inadequately educated; immigrants un-welcomed and refugees in fear and persecuted.  Providing Help, Creating Hope, Catholic Charities’ tagline, is also our mission laced with more than a tinge of obsession.  And so Catholic Charities provides help – day in and day out to non-Catholics and Catholics alike.  And we try to create hope for those…